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From the Broadcast Archives: 1943-2000; Music Directors - Seiji Ozawa: Part 1

From the Broadcast Archives: 1943-2000; Music Directors - Seiji Ozawa: Part 1 (Digital)

Seiji Ozawa was music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra for twenty-nine years, from 1973 to 2002, longer than any other music director in its history. Seiji himself chose the repertoire on this album not only to highlight the orchestra’s brilliant playing but also to recognize composers or works long associated with the BSO. Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle and Strauss' Duet Concertino are featured here.
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From the Broadcast Archives: 1943-2000; Music Directors - Serge Koussevitzky

From the Broadcast Archives: 1943-2000; Music Directors - Serge Koussevitzky (Digital)

This disc celebrates the work of the legendary BSO maestro Serge Koussevitsky. One of these classic works is Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra, performed here by the Boston Symphony in a recording that was never commercially released.
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From the Broadcast Archives: 1943-2000; Music Director and Principal Guest Conductors

From the Broadcast Archives: 1943-2000; Music Director and Principal Guest Conductors (Digital)

This disc features the only three conductors ever to hold the title principal guest conductor” with the BSO. The esteemed British conductor Colin Davis is heard in a blazing performance of Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 4, the young Michael Tilson Thomas in his 1972 broadcast of the young Prokofiev's startlingly brash and extroverted Scythian Suite, and the Dutch maestro Bernard Haitink in a beautifully shaped 1992 account of Schubert's youthful Symphony No. 3.
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From the Broadcast Archives: 1943-2000; Music Directors - Erich Leinsdorf

From the Broadcast Archives: 1943-2000; Music Directors - Erich Leinsdorf (Digital)

Many who played under Vienna-born Erich Leinsdorf—the BSO’s music director from 1962 to 1969— recall his special sympathy and affinity for the Slavic repertoire, memories borne out on this disc by his performances of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1 and the Suite from Janácek’s Cunning Little Vixen.
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From the Broadcast Archives: 1943-2000; Music Directors - Pierre Monteux

From the Broadcast Archives: 1943-2000; Music Directors - Pierre Monteux (Digital)

In this disc, music director and guest conductor Pierre Monteux conducts a collection of Romantic classics by Richard Strauss and Ralph Vaughn Williams. Monteux was familiar, not just with Strauss's music, but with Strauss himself, and it shows in the depth of understanding that he displays in this music.
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From the Broadcast Archives: 1943-2000; Music Directors - William Steinberg

From the Broadcast Archives: 1943-2000; Music Directors - William Steinberg (Digital)

William Steinberg was music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1969 to 1973, and renowned for his performances of Bruckner. The conductor is represented here by a single large work—the composer’s monumental Symphony No. 8, this recording of which is notable for its majesty, wisdom, warmth, and skill, in stunningly rich sound deriving from the original quadraphonic source.
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From the Broadcast Archives: 1943-2000; Music Directors - Seiji Ozawa: Part 2

From the Broadcast Archives: 1943-2000; Music Directors - Seiji Ozawa: Part 2 (Digital)

Seiji Ozawa was music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra for twenty-nine years, from 1973 to 2002, longer than any other music director in its history. Seiji himself chose the repertoire on this album not only to highlight the orchestra’s brilliant playing but also to recognize composers or works long associated with the BSO. Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, joins Trois Petites Liturgies de la Présence divine.
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From the Broadcast Archives: 1943-2000; Guest Conductors: Part 1

From the Broadcast Archives: 1943-2000; Guest Conductors: Part 1 (Digital)

This album of guest conductors includes a theatrically forward-pressing 1961 broadcast under American conductor Thomas Schippers of Verdi's overture to La Forza del destino, an intense and thrillingly virtuosic Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky led by Kiev-born Igor Markevitch in his American debut; a vivid and exciting recording of Respighi's Pines of Rome with Toscanini-protégé Guido Cantelli.
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From the Broadcast Archives: 1943-2000; Guest Conductors: Part 2

From the Broadcast Archives: 1943-2000; Guest Conductors: Part 2 (Digital)

In this second album of BSO guests Leopold Stokowski conducts two works, the Overture to Don Giovanni and a Tchaikovsky's Hamlet (with cuts), while Rafael Kubelik brings a pioneering recording of Martinu's powerful Double Concerto for Two String Orchestras, Piano, and Timpani featuring pianist Charles Wilson and renowned BSO timpanist Everett Firth.
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From the Broadcast Archives: 1943-2000; Music Directors - Charles Munch

From the Broadcast Archives: 1943-2000; Music Directors - Charles Munch (Digital)

This disc devoted to Charles Munch, BSO music director from 1949 to 1962, features him in the French repertoire he was famous for, including the Prelude to Fauré’s Pénélope; ravishing performances of Debussy’s La Mer and Ravel’s La Valse from his valedictory season as music director; Franck’s symphonic poem, Le Chasseur maudit (“The Accursed Huntsman”); and more.
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